Prince Charles delighted by Australian Chamber Orchestra
Written by ACM   
Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Australian Chamber Orchestra has ended its tour of Europe with a concert for Prince Charles in London. This report was broadcast on 13 December 2011 by Sky News.

[ Prince Charles with the ACO - Photo AP ]

According to Matt Buchanan and Scott Ellis in The Sydney Morning Herald's Diary (14/12) the Orchestra capped off "a rather splendid tour" with a performance at St James's Palace before Prince Charles.

"...and by all accounts it went rather splendidly. The diary was told the performance with HRH Prince Charles was the final performance after a tour that won rave reviews in Vienna, Amsterdam, London, Antwerp, Luxembourg, Munich, Basil, and erm Birmingham."

"I have been in touch with them overnight and they told me he was absolutely warm and delightful. He was knowledgeable about the music, and asked a lot about the orchestra, and about surfing."

"The orchestra was a bit nervous to be playing in a palace but it was before their patrons and a chance to say thank you."

The Herald reports that Andrew Clements in The Guardian ended his review "... If there's a better chamber Orchestra in the world today, I haven't heard it"